Principal and Superior


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Principal adjective – Coming before all others in importance.
Usage example: our principal reason for coming here today

Superior is a synonym for principal in top topic. In some cases you can use "Superior" instead the word "Principal" as a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like most important.
Nearby Words: principle, principally, principality, principe
Synonyms for Principal


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Superior adjective – Having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude.
Principal is a synonym for superior in top topic. Sometimes you can use "Principal" instead the word "Superior" as a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as person higher or highest in rank.
Nearby Words: superiority, superiorly, superioress
Synonyms for Superior

How words are described

old old principal old superior
good good principal good superior
female female principal female superior
corrupt corrupt principal corrupt superior
Other adjectives: actual, strict, new, former, military, next, elderly, clueless.

Things that words describes

position principal position superior position
form principal form superior form
weapon principal weapon superior weapon
powers principal powers superior powers
Other nouns: enemies.

Both words in one sentence

  • Pink took the boy to a park and the Principal followed them to get proof to convince his superior to fire Pink.
  • Every Episode Ending Superior Court: The 1980s courtroom drama (promoted as bringing "real people, real cases, real drama" through presentations of fictional cases) always ended each story with a "Where Are They Now"-type epilogue, telling viewers what happened to the principal characters of each case.
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